College of the Holy Cross


The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a Two-Year Post-Doctoral Position in Critical Criminology to begin in August 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on racial inequalities in the criminal justice system including but not limited to policing and surveillance, mass incarceration, historical criminalization of racial minorities, criminalization of immigrant communities, criminalization of juvenile racial minorities, racialized gender inequalities in criminal justice, and/or criminalization of political activists.

This position carries a 2-1 teaching load. Post-doctoral fellows are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit


Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and either excellence in or potential for, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. in Sociology required. Strong preference will be given to those who have received their Ph.D. in the last 3 years (since 2016). For those currently enrolled in a doctoral program, Ph.D. must be completed by August 2020.


Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see:, and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous teaching experience or advising diverse students is an asset. For more information, please visit

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Review of applications will begin on January 15 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in early February. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype. Questions about this search may be directed to Melissa F. Weiner at


The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community.

Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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